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From where should i start to learn about database

 
James Tharakan
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Hi all, i am not sure if i have post my question in the right place.
I like java and i learned it and took up SCJP6 and cleared it with a good percentage.
I am not good at database...I want to learn about database and i am not sure how to start and where to start from.
I request you guys to help me out and guide me..



 
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I presume you have seen the Java™ Tutorials section? Nice introduction, and sticks to very basic and simple SQL.
 
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yes, Campbell i did look in to that..
can you suggest me book....
Actually i am planning to take up SCWCD certification so i thought i need to know about database stuff even though that is no part of that test, so in that terms can you suggest a book or any online tutorials

Thankyou
 
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One book I liked was "Beginning MySQL" by Sheldon and Moes. Although it is directed at MySQL it includes a nice introduction to SQL. My copy is however dated 2005 and MySQL has moved on a lot since 2005, but you can probably find a second-hand copy for a very reasonable price somewhere.
 
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James,
What database are you using to learn? I find the better intro books to use are the ones that use the same tools as you.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:James,
use the same tools as you.

And by "you" - I mean "the reader"
 
James Tharakan
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:James,
What database are you using to learn? I find the better intro books to use are the ones that use the same tools as you.

Actually i am a "layman" in terms of database and different types of database. Thats why i ended up with such a question....
So i am banking on you guys...
Right now i working as a tester for a web application. And i want to move to the development team. But the application that i am testing is build on PHP. So i think asking that dev team for a advice would not be a good idea. So i wanted to ask somebody who is from java background so that their advice would be helpful to nurture my career.
Hope i am clear to you guys and what i am looking for you.
 
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I'm in the same boat as James. I just started working with DBs and picked MySQL for my first. So far I have gotten MySQL to run, get a connection, and then shut down. A small success, but it was fun.

This is a disguised tag, looking for book suggestions as well.
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